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Preserving the Past
at the Texas Quilt Museum

A neglected nineteenth-century building in central Texas, which once housed a furniture store, might seem like an unlikely setting for a brand-new quilt museum to some people, but not to Karey Bresenhan of Houston and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes of Austin. Together, the ladies spearheaded the acquisition and renovation of the circa 1892 structure, as well as another, built in 1881, that was originally a cigar factory. Located in the town of La Grange, the two buildings have been carefully restored by skilled artisans under the guidance of architect Barry Moore of Gensler and are now home to the Texas Quilt Museum.

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